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    About MACA

    At the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), our vision is to support capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe , sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

    Our mission is to work with community governments and other partners in supporting community residents.

    The department also safeguards the health and well being of Northwest Territories (NWT) residents by:

    • Promoting sport and recreation;
    • Promoting the development of youth;
    • Ensuring compliance with safety standards;
    • Coordinating emergency services; and
    • Protecting consumer rights.

    Meet our Minister

    Caroline Cochrane was first elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in November 2015 representing the constituency of Range Lake. At this time she was also elected as a member of cabinet and currently holds the positions of Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.

    Read Caroline Cochrane’s full bio